Terms of Service

Basic Terms

You are responsible for your use of the Services, for any Content you post to the Services, and for any consequences thereof. Most Content you submit, post, or display through Blaze is public by default and will be able to be viewed by other users and through third party services and websites. You should only provide Content that you are comfortable sharing with others under these Terms.

You may use the Services only if you can form a binding contract with Blaze and are not a person barred from receiving services under the laws of Germany or other applicable jurisdiction. If you are accepting these Terms and using the Services on behalf of a company, organization, government, or other legal entity, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to do so. You may use the Services only in compliance with these Terms and all applicable local, state,national,and international laws,rules and regulations.

The Services that Blaze provides are always evolving and the form and nature of the Services that Blaze provides may change from time to time without prior notice to you. In addition, Blaze may stop (permanently or temporarily) providing the Services (or any features within the Services) to you or to users generally and may not be able to provide you with prior notice. We also retain the right to create limits on use and storage at our sole discretion at any time without prior notice to you.

The Services may include advertisements, which may be targeted to the Content or information on the Services, queries made through the Services, or any other information. The types and extent of advertising by Blaze on the Services are subject to change. In consideration for Blaze granting you access to and use of the Services, you agree that Blaze and its third party providers and partners may place such advertising on the Services or in connection with the display of Content or information from the Services whether submitted by you or others.

Registration and membership in Blaze is void where prohibited. Blaze is intended solely for users who are thirteen (13) years old (or older), and any registration by, use of, or access to Blaze by, anyone under thirteen is unauthorized, unlicensed, and in violation of these Terms. By using Blaze you represent and warrant that you are thirteen or older and that you agree to abide by all of the terms and conditions of these Terms. In compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, any information we receive from users we believe to be under the age of 13 will be purged from our database(s).

Privacy

Any information that you or other users provide to Blaze is subject to our Privacy Policy, which governs our collection and use of your information. You understand that through your use of the Services you consent to the collection and use (as set forth in the Privacy Policy) of this information, including the transfer of this information to Germany, and/or other countries for storage, processing and use by Blaze. As part of providing you the Services, we may need to provide you with certain communications, such as service announcements and administrative messages. These communications are considered part of the Services and your account, which you may not be able to opt-out from receiving.

Passwords

You are responsible for safeguarding the password that you use to access the Services and for any activities or actions under your password. We encourage you to use “strong” passwords (passwords that use a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols) with your account. Blaze cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with the above.

Content on the Services

All Content, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person who originated such Content. We may not monitor or control the Content posted via the Services and, we cannot take responsibility for such Content. Any use or reliance on any Content or materials posted via the Services or obtained by you through the Services is at your own risk.

We do not endorse, support, represent or guarantee the completeness, truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any Content or communications posted via the Services or endorse any opinions expressed via the Services. You understand that by using the Services, you may be exposed to Content that might be offensive, harmful, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate, or in some cases, postings that have been mislabeled or are otherwise deceptive. Under no circumstances will Blaze be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the Services or broadcast elsewhere.

Your Rights

You retain your rights to any Content you submit, post or display on or through the Services. By submitting, posting or displaying Content on or through the Services, you grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display and distribute such Content in any and all media or distribution methods (now known or later developed).

You agree that this license includes the right for Blaze to provide, promote, and improve the Services and to make Content submitted to or through the Services available to other companies, organizations or individuals who partner with Blaze for the syndication, broadcast, distribution or publication of such Content on other media and services, subject to our terms and conditions for such Content use.

Such additional uses by Blaze, or other companies, organizations or individuals who partner with Blaze, may be made with no compensation paid to you with respect to the Content that you submit, post, transmit or otherwise make available through the Services.

We may modify or adapt your Content in order to transmit, display or distribute it over computer networks and in various media and/or make changes to your Content as are necessary to conform and adapt that Content to any requirements or limitations of any networks, devices, services or media.

You are responsible for your use of the Services, for any Content you provide, and for any consequences thereof, including the use of your Content by other users and our third party partners. You understand that your Content may be syndicated, broadcast, distributed, or published by our partners and if you do not have the right to submit Content for such use, it may subject you to liability. Blaze will not be responsible or liable for any use of your Content by Blaze in accordance with these Terms. You represent and warrant that you have all the rights, power and authority necessary to grant the rights granted herein to any Content that you submit.

Your License to Use the Services

Blaze gives you a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, non-assignable and non-exclusive license to use the software that is provided to you by Blaze as part of the Services. This license is for the sole purpose of enabling you to use and enjoy the benefit of the Services as provided by Blaze, in the manner permitted by these Terms.

Blaze Rights

All right, title, and interest in and to the Services (excluding Content provided by users) are and will remain the exclusive property of Blaze and its licensors. The Services are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of Germany and other countries. Nothing in the Terms gives you a right to use the Blaze name or any of the Blaze trademarks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features. Any feedback, comments, or suggestions you may provide regarding Blaze, or the Services is entirely voluntary and we will be free to use such feedback, comments or suggestions as we see fit and without any obligation to you.

Restrictions on Content and Use of the Services

Please review the Blaze Rules (which are part of these Terms) to better understand what is prohibited on the Blaze Services. We reserve the right at all times (but will not have an obligation) to remove or refuse to distribute any Content on the Services, to suspend or terminate users, and to reclaim usernames without liability to you. We also reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information as we reasonably believe is necessary to

(i) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request,
(ii) enforce the Terms, including investigation of potential violations hereof,
(iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues,
(iv) respond to user support requests, or
(v) protect the rights, property or safety of Blaze, its users and the public.

Except as permitted through the Blaze Services, these Terms, you have to use the Blaze API if you want to reproduce, modify, create derivative works, distribute, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, or otherwise use the Blaze Services or Content on the Blaze Services.

You may not do any of the following while accessing or using the Services:

(i) access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Services, Blaze’s computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of Blaze’s providers;
(ii) probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any system or network or breach or circumvent any security or authentication measures;
(iii) access or search or attempt to access or search the Services by any means (automated or otherwise) other than through our currently available, published interfaces that are provided by Blaze, unless you have been specifically allowed to do so in a separate agreement with Blaze (NOTE: crawling the Services is permissible if done in accordance with the provisions of the robots.txt file, however, scraping the Services without the prior consent of Blaze is expressly prohibited);
(iv) forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or posting, or in any way use the Services to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information; or
(v) interfere with, or disrupt, (or attempt to do so), the access of any user, host or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, mail-bombing the Services, or by scripting the creation of Content in such a manner as to interfere with or create an undue burden on the Services.

Copyright Policy

Blaze respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects users of the Services to do the same. We will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with applicable law and are properly provided to us. If you believe that your Content has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us with the following information:

(i) a physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on their behalf;
(ii) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;
(iii) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
(iv) your contact information, including your address, telephone number, and an email address;
(v) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
(vi) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

We reserve the right to remove Content alleged to be infringing without prior notice, at our sole discretion, and without liability to you. In appropriate circumstances, Blaze will also terminate a user’s account if the user is determined to be a repeat infringer.